Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Kat_Kong, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Kat_Kong

    Kat_Kong New Member

    May 12, 2019
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    Jul 16, 2019

    How do you know when you are ready to retire from this profession? I am contemplating retiring from the classroom and doing something education related such as e-learning. I feel young enough, am motivated and want to still work for another 5 years +-. Has anyone else had experience with this? I have saved to buy out a few years of my retirement so I can retire with a few more years of service via a pension fund. I already feel burned out on the school year and it hasn't begun yet (except for teacher trainings). I fear over-staying my welcome and being forced out due to ageism....
  3. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Oct 25, 2005
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    Jul 16, 2019

    I still enjoy my job, so I’m not ready to retire yet. I can retire in 2 more years, but I’ll probably do 6 more. That will make me 55. We looked at different options, and teaching to age 55 is best for us. I have seen many teachers who should have gone to the House way before they did. I’ve made a few friends promise to be my judge of when I need to go home.
  4. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Enthusiast

    Jun 21, 2008
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    Jul 17, 2019

    I retired last June at 64, and while it’s nice not having the daily grind, I do miss teaching. I’m exploring a few part-time options, but we also moved to a new area where those aren’t readily available. I subbed a few times and was bored out of my mind!

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